Robert was born in Leeds and moved to the Isle of Skye when he was 16, completing his education in drawing and painting at Edinburgh College of Art in 1987. Whilst illustrating for the last 25 years he has maintained his passion for painting and drawing, successfully exhibiting his work and completing commissioned portraits and landscapes.
Whilst illustration continues to provide him with the majority of commissioned work he is keen for that balance to be tipped in favour of his fine art.
To this end he continues to take on commissions from clients; portraiture on a one to one basis or from photo reference and landscape commissions again from field observation or photo reference.
He is currently seeking representation.